Covid: Austria to enter lockdown and bring in mandatory jabs

by 24britishtvNov. 19, 2021, 5:50 p.m. 21
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Austria has said it will impose a full national lockdown and make vaccinations a legal requirement amid spiralling Covid-19 cases. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said it would be compulsory to be jabbed from February 1, making Austria the first country in the world to make vaccines mandatory. Just 66 per cent of the population is vaccinated, one of the lowest rates in the western world. Chancellor Schallenberg said: “The most recent measures have increased daily vaccinations but not enough. “For a long time, it was consensus in the country that a vaccine mandate is not necessary, but we have to face reality.” Austria had imposed a lockdown on the unvaccinated in a bid to drive down cases but has said it will impose a national lockdown from Monday to get infection rates under control. Continue reading: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/austria-lockdown-2021-covid-cases-news-alexander-schallenberg-b967148.html Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RQon_YwCnp_LbPtEwW65w?sub_confirmation=1

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